Earth's true colours in Nasa's Blue Marble images

These spectacular images of the Earth are the most true-colour images of the entire world released to date, according to Nasa scientists.

Satellite image of earth

Satellite image of earth

Photo: NASA

The images of the Indian Ocean and North America were produced by researchers at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center using images from the Terra satellite more than 700km (435 miles) above the Earth's surface.

The Blue Marble series was pieced together from thousands of images taken over many months by the satellite's remote-sensing device Modis, of every square kilometre of the Earth's surface.

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